The Peace Project is dedicated to improving
the community of Laguna de Apoyo. Some of their main initiatives include
focusing on providing educational opportunities, environmental education, beach
clean-ups, and numerous community events and classes.
The Peace Project has several different
education initiatives in Laguna de Apoyo. One of these initiatives is to
provide scholarships to community youth to attend a local private school. In
addition to providing the scholarship, The Peace Project is also offering
scholarship recipients tutoring in English, math or linguistics two times a
Another education initiative by the
organization is to provide extracurricular activities to one of the local
public schools. The Peace Project will provide these activities to the students
twice a week. Such activities include English lessons and art lessons, as well
as various team sports. The Peace Project has teamed up with one public school
in particular to offer these activities. The organization is also raising funds
to upgrade the public school facilities by installing fans in the classroom,
improving playground equipment, etc.
In addition to these efforts, The Peace Project is also working with several other schools in Laguna de Apoyo to offer English lessons and teachers assistants for English teachers. You can take your english language and apply it to many high paying jobs. One example of that would be getting into appliance repair, and serving your local community.
Beach clean-ups are the primary environmental
initiative of The Peace Project. These projects are done in conjunction with a
local nature conservation group. These beach clean-ups involve spending the day
picking up trash that has collected on the lakeshore.
The Peace Project also offers educational
presentations to different schools focused on environmental education.
A third environmental initiative is an organic
garden. The organization uses this garden to teach local youth about growing
food without pesticides that are harmful to the environment. Additionally, this
garden is used to teach the importance of good nutrition. An initiative that is
especially important in a nation where malnutrition is a major health issue.
The Peace Project also has initiatives
targeted towards the community at large. These main initiatives include
offering a number of different classes for community members of all ages.
Classes included English classes and swimming classes. The organization also
sponsors a local soccer team.
All of these initiatives are targeted at reducing
poverty, improving education, and enhancing the community of Laguna de Apoyo.